Meet the OIE Staff
Julisa De Los Santos, Interim Director in the Office of Intercultural Education, joins Bates from Eastern Connecticut State University where she worked as a residence hall director focusing on student engagement and retention. While at Eastern Connecticut, Julisa advised various multicultural organizations and served as a field instructor for the social work program. Prior to Eastern, Julisa worked at and received her Masters degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. In her spare time Julisa enjoys listening and exploring different music genres. She can be reached at:email@example.com.
Roy Montgomery, Assistant Dean in the Office of Intercultural Education, comes to Bates from American University where he served as an Operation and Programming Assistant. Roy’s work at American University focused on the logistics and operations associated with one-day service programs. Additionally, Roy has worked in various student affairs and services roles over the past six years including Special Projects Coordinator and Student Center Coordinator. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Howard University and is currently pursuing a Masters of Education in Student Affairs. Roy enjoys reading and blogging in his spare time. firstname.lastname@example.org
Lexie Mucci, Assistant Director in the Office of Intercultural Education, is a graduate of Syracuse University, where they earned a Master of Student Affairs Counseling degree. Lexie served as Academic Consultant for two programs focused on first year students of color within the Office of Multicultural Affairs. They also spent the majority of their college and professional career as an advocate for LGBTQ+ students providing support and educational programming. At Bates, Lexie coordinates in-house social programs, launched and supervises the SPARQ! Program, supervises the OIE Fellows team, manages the space, and work collaboratively to support all programs and colleagues. Lexie and their partner Crystal, both classically trained, love to spend their free time making music and recording covers of popular songs. They can be reached at: email@example.com.
Jessica Perez, Assistant Dean of Students for Student Transition and Support in the Office of Intercultural Education and the Dean of Students Office, comes to Bates after completing her master’s in Higher Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Before attending graduate school she managed programs for Peninsula College Fund, an organization committed to improving the college completion rate of first-generation college students. She is the co-founder of CollegeSpring, a national non-profit that helps low-income students boost their SAT scores and navigate the college admissions and financial aid process. Originally from East Los Angeles, Jessica enjoys trying new recipes, spending time outdoors, and salsa dancing. She can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.